Ockleshaw Noakes & Stares
Nancy is a Senior Executive in the retail food industry having started her career with Jewel-Osco, a $6 billion retail food chain in Chicago.
With assignments in fresh and center store merchandising, operations, marketing and sales Nancy
has an in-depth perspective of food retailing.
is recognized for bringing a creative and innovative approach to traditional retailing while maintaining focus on the bottom line.
teams through three acquisitions (American Stores Company, Albertson's Inc. and Supervalu, Inc.), Nancy
is well versed in change management processes, communication, collaboration and resource management initiatives.
has been a requested speaker and panelist on such topics as Women in Management, Mentoring and Fresh & Center Store Merchandising.
During a break in her career with Jewel-Osco, Nancy was a consulting partner with David Ockleshaw's The Bellwether Group Ltd., held a key executive position with EthnicGrocer. com, a B to C internet start-up in Chicago and gained experience on the supplier side as Director of Chicagoland Sales with Edy's Grand Ice Cream.
Nancy has been named in Progressive Grocer's Annual "Top Women in Grocery" and she currently serves on the board of the American Heart Association in Chicago.
She received both her BS in Environmental Geography and a Masters in Secondary Education from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.